As restrictions ease and our world slowly returns to normal, it’s essential not to neglect your mental health. It has been a challenging time for all of us, and the mental impact of the pandemic will be long-lasting. The following list includes mental health resources available for all British Columbians. Find the tool or program that is the right fit for you:
Crisis Line Association of BC
Call 310-6789 for emotional support, crisis and suicide assessment and intervention, and resources relating to mental health
Vancouver Coastal Health
Mental health and substance use services provide a range of health care and support services in hospitals, communities or in your own home
VCH’s Kelty’s Key
With support from donor funding, Kelty’s Key provides free online courses through self-help resources
Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre at BC Children’s Hospital
This donor-funded resource centre helps families across BC navigate the mental health system, listen and offer peer support, and connect them to resources and tools
Kelty Dennehy Mental Health Resource Centre at the HOpe Centre at Lions Gate Hospital
Offering donor-funded community resources and information to support you on your path to health and well-being
Mind Health BC
Take Mind Health BC’s Screening Quiz to uncover what mental health and substance use challenge you may be struggling with and get help
BC Brain Wellness Program
A unique and interactive donor-funded program establishing clinically relevant lifestyle approaches to complement medical treatment in the clinics at the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health
BC Government – Virtual Mental Health
Virtual services available for British Columbians who are experiencing anxiety, depression or other mental health challenges
Mind Map BC
Custom-made database of outpatient mental health services including professional counselling, peer counselling, support groups, and others
Here to Help
Offering free options for free psychotherapy or counselling
Sea to Sky Safety Net Support Resource Hub
A directory of local resources to help connect you to mental health and substance use support and self-care tools
MyGuide | Concussion
A customizable guide for adults with a concussion to help manage symptoms related to mental health
If you feel you might be in danger of hurting yourself or someone else, call 9-1-1 or go to a hospital emergency department right away. If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, call 1-800-784-2433 (1-800-SUICIDE) or your local crisis centre. Indigenous peoples can call the Kuu-us crisis line (1-800-588-8717) for culturally-specific assistance.
Click here for a comprehensive list of Vancouver Coastal Health’s mental health and substance use services.
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